In Previews: Opens Jul 25 | 2h 45m | Midtown W

Moulin Rouge (Broadway)

From 73 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Must see, Delightful

About the show

Based on Baz Luhrmann’s Oscar-winning film, and featuring many of its iconic songs, the world-premiere musical invites you to experience the sweeping grandeur of Paris’s most spectacular dance hall. (Past Reviews) More…

Set in the Montmartre Quarter of Paris at the turn of the century, a world of indulgent beauty and unparalleled extravagance, of bohemians and aristocrats, of boulevardiers and mademoiselles, "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" tells the fictional story of an ambitious, lovesick writer, Christian, and a dazzling, entrancing chanteuse, Satine. Their lives collide at the Moulin Rouge with its many characters including the host, Harold Zidler, the brilliant and starving artist Toulouse-Lautrec, the greatest tango dancer - and gigolo - in all of Paris, Santiago, the tempting Nini, and The Duke of Monroth, the wealthy and entitled patron of the club who thinks he can buy anything he wants, including love. Directed by Tony nominee Alex Timbers, with a book by Tony winner John Logan. 

2h 45m | In Previews: Opens Jul 25 | Al Hirschfeld Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (73)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing, Must see, Delightful

During previews
90
No orginal songs, Great dancing, Great staging, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if Paris, Get Dancing, Burlesque, Great Costumes, Beautiful set, Huge. Story about Love.

Don't see it if The music is dull after a few song. NO ORIGINAL SONGS.

Also I could not score this 100 for No Original songs. Some of the songs we... Read more Read less

During previews
96
Must see, Musical melodrama works for me, Fantastic set with runway encircling cabaret tables, Songs you know sung in a new way, Leads have great chemistry

See it if Back stage love story between cast of burlesque venue in 1890 Paris with steaming hot choreography. An audience pleaser.

Don't see it if Cancan and dances with scantily clad girls may be too bawdy for children. Recycled music may be disappointing.

During previews
100
Must see, Refreshing, Great staging, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if you LOVED the movie, but be expected to be blown away in a way you couldn't even have expected.

Don't see it if you didn't love the movie, are not a pop culture music fan, have never been in love, and spectacule is just not your thang!

Also I am a HUGE fan of the movie of the same name and had a LOT of expecta... Read more Read less

During previews
75
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if You like eye popping scenery,flashy costumes, large scale production numbers, and a mash-up of many hit songs too numerous to mention.

Don't see it if You prefer musicals with original songs written specifically for the score. Also, it appeared that some scenes. had little purpose other

Also than to use a song,e.g.("Roxane") to lengthen the show or provide a st... Read more Read less

During previews
76
Cliched, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You love spectacle, costumes and sets. This show succeeds at staging.

Don't see it if This musical tried to be too clever and because of that, the audience laughed when perhaps a gasp was the more appropriate response.

During previews
92
Delightful, Riveting, Romantic, Masterful

See it if you like melodrama done right, witty and wild. Spectacular set and dancing and singing.

Don't see it if you're not a romantic at heart.

During previews
80
Quirky, Fluffy, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like 2000's pop music, you like seeing beautiful people in skimpy clothing, or you loved the movie.

Don't see it if You want real drama or a coherent plot. It's all great fun, but the plot is lighter than fluff.

During previews
82
Visually stunning, Fluffy, Exciting, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You want a fun evening of spectacular spectacle! Great vocal performances from Tveit, Olivo, and the ever entertaining Danny Burstein.

Don't see it if You want a moving experience or anything subtle. This show is loud and brash and is here to be a party.

During previews
89
Delightful, Romantic, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You loved the movie and love great costumes, music, stage design and want to be thoroughly entertained!

Don't see it if You expect original music or a new story line. Some of the singers are a little weak but the dancers are amazing!

During previews
75
Overdone, Tedious, Dated, Disappointing

See it if you loved the movie. The show reproduces the glamour and noise of the movie and contains many of the same recycled top 40 songs.

Don't see it if Although everyone on stage worked hard, it was not enough to make up for a tired story and lack of an original score.

Also The audience loved it and you might also, but I found it annoying. All... Read more Read less

During previews
88
Fluffy, Epic, Great singing, Great choreography, Fun

See it if Over the top, feast for the senses Broadway does Pop karaoke. Strong cast of talented singers & dancers across the board. A campy good ti

Don't see it if You want a show with a lot of depth & soul, a good value for money show (tickets currently $$$$$), you are looking for original music

Also Moulin Rouge is a great escape from the real world for a few hours int... Read more Read less

During previews
75
Confusing, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if visual splendor and spectacle is your definition of Broadway entertainment.

Don't see it if you expect some sort of narrative that makes sense. It's a confusing mash-up of way too many songs. The movie is better. Watch that.

During previews
86
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if You like romantic musicals with a lot of glitz and glamor. High energy and incredible set design.

Don't see it if You’re uncomfortable with sexy and scantily clad dancers. Also, if you want to hear original music this isn’t the show for you.

Also Mostly pop songs from the last 20 years make up the music and some dia... Read more Read less

During previews
100
Must see, Epic, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you want to be thoroughly entertained by the a show with extravagant sets, excellent choreography and a different take on the movie.

Don't see it if you liked the movie and is expecting the stage musical to be exactly like the movie. The story is the same, but with different songs.

During previews
90
Spectacular, Energizing, Enchanting, Must see, Entertaining

See it if You’re a big fan of the movie. You can’t wait to see how they incorporate pop songs. You want magic and grandeur in your life.

Don't see it if You don’t like pop songs integrated into period shows. You don’t want to be immersed into a show.

During previews
89
Extravagant, Amazing stage/set, Fun, Exquisite, Delightful

See it if Wonderfully fun and entertaining. Gorgeous set and transformed theater. Beautiful, big dance numbers. Better than the movies. Updated songs

Don't see it if If you disliked the movie or if don’t like Jukebox musicals.

During previews
85
Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Delightful, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a spectacle. It’s a Vegas show on Broadway. Great acting and singing. Danny Burstein is phenomenal.

Don't see it if If you want original music. Don’t want to see a Vegas style show on Broadway.

During previews
100
Great singing, Delightful, Must see, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You loved the movie, even though its a bit different than the movie (changed for the better) and want to see a thoroughly entertaining show

Don't see it if You only like classic musicals. But I can't find a single negative thing to say about it!

During previews
82
Refreshing, Edgy, Indulgent, Dizzying, Ambitious

See it if you want to be dazzled by amazing choreography, complete spectacle and fine performances. Danny Burstein should finally receive his Tony.

Don't see it if you prefer more subtle theater, dislike the film or don't enjoy hearing over 80 songs mashed together. It's not for minimalists.

During previews
79
Energetic, Great staging, Indulgent, Disappointing, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy a spectical and can tolorate a pitchy lead singer. Sets are wonderful. The opening second act Lady Gaga number is a show stopper.

Don't see it if You expect all leads in a big show like this to be great. They should, but the role of Satine is miscast. Or if you expect fair pricing.

Also I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. The pitchy belting of the... Read more Read less

During previews
91
Great singing, Delightful, Great staging, Entertaining, Exquisite

See it if You love a spectacle...gorgeous costumes, dancing and music. A special performance

Don't see it if You don't love a big brash Broadway show.

During previews
70
Fluffy, Overblown, Disappointing, Great staging, Ambitious

See it if it's a BIG FLASHY COLORFUL musical with snippets of pop songs used to move plot forward -

Don't see it if all song / no substance -

During previews
95
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you love a big broadway musical you love Moulin Rouge you like to hear current music performed in shows you love great sets and choreography

Don't see it if you are expecting the music from Moulin Rouge the musical - its all new and current music you mind some profanity and lewd gestures

Also I loved this show! Its a big broadway spectacle full of flashy costume... Read more Read less

During previews
100
Romantic, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if Magnificent! The scenery was flamboyant , costumes gorgeous, music beautiful, voices heavenly. It was funny, well performed and tender.

Don't see it if You don’t want to laugh, cry, sing and cheer. If you don’t want to be involved in the play from beginning to end

During previews
93
Riveting, Must see, Masterful, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if Incredible from start to finish... performances, staging, costume , set, song selection

Don't see it if You dont like musicals


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